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Subject:Re: How do you respond to job ads? From:"Porrello, Leonard" <lcporrel -at- ESSVOTE -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 3 Feb 1999 10:45:00 -0600
I like your idea of not submitting salary information. But I am curious about what you say to get around the request. Please tell.
As for why I avoid submitting samples. . .
* I don't like to give away my ideas gratuitously. If you'll take the time to meet with me, then I'll take the time to share my work.
* There are so many jobs that don't require samples before the interview, why should I bother in this market?
* I am not confident that whoever gets my samples will be able to discern good work from poor work.
* Finally, though the samples I use are not "confidential," I don't imagine that Compaq wants them scattered to the winds. So, out of deference, I try to keep my hands on all copies of my samples. Of course, my last job was with Compaq, and though I am now with a small company, my next job will be with another big company, so my credentials are pretty strong.
From: JGREY [SMTP:JGREY -at- MADE2MANAGE -dot- COM]
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 1999 9:45 AM
To: TECHWR-L; LCPORREL
Subject: How do you respond to job ads?
I'm encountering the following curious things:
1. Most people aren't sending the requested work samples. When they're
omitted, there's never an explanation as to why.
2. When a job ad asks for work samples, what would keep you from
submitting them? If you wouldn't submit them, would you explain why not?
If you wouldn't explain, please tell me why.